Supporting Education - Case Studies

Little Scientists Programme

Intertek Hong Kong held its first community educational programme, named “The Little Scientists” for young children and their parents in September 2017.

The objective of the programme was to provide the children with a fun and engaging scientific learning experience, including experiments that they could carry out with their parents.

Offering this high-quality Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education helped stimulate the young children’s interest in exploring new fields of knowledge and experimental learning.

A total of 30 participants took part, aged 7 to 10, and the feedback received was overwhelmingly positive. We will look to run this programme again in 2018.

Sponsoring the Aberdeen Schools' Science Fair in the UK, 2016

Intertek has shown its continued commitment to promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics careers for the fifth year running. This year, we have sponsored and judged on the panel of the Aberdeen Schools' Science Fair in the UK.

Taking Part in ‘La Parisienne’ Charity Race in France, 2016

In France, Intertek employees took part in ‘La Parisienne’ charity race to join the race against breast cancer. The race course saw participants run 6.7km through the streets of Paris.

Certifying Christmas Parcels for Disadvantaged Children in Germany, 2016

Intertek volunteered to support the Humedica project 'Geschenk mit Herz' to certify Christmas parcels going to disadvantaged children in Germany. Every donated parcel had its contents checked to remove unsuitable gifts, such as breakable items or toy weapons and to ensure that each child received gifts appropriate for their age and gender.

Donating Supplies to a School in Grand Rapids to Help Disadvantaged Children, 2016

Intertek employees in Grand Rapids donated supplies to a local school to help disadvantaged children. The donations came in the form of rucksacks filled with items such as notebooks, markers, pens and folders to ensure that they started the school year with everything they needed to help them learn.

Helping Youngsters to Enter Careers in the Stem Industries, 2015

In the UK, Intertek’s Exploration and Production business continued to inspire youngsters to embark on careers in the STEM industries through organising school careers events.

Raising Donations for Wat Samko Elementary School in the Ang Thong Province, 2013

Intertek and its employees supported the Wat Samko elementary school in Ang Thong Province by donating stationery, library books, used computers and printers and providing 12 scholarships for disadvantaged students. Employees also raised THB57,095 (£1,140) for the school and gave computer skills training to the students.

Donating Dictionaries and Stationery to Children in Guangdong, 2011

In China, Intertek donated over 1,000 dictionaries and stationery to children in Guangdong. Our employees travelled for six hours to reach the schools in the Liannam mountain area.

Initiating a Community Training Scheme for Local Graduates in the UK, 2011

In the UK, we have established a community training scheme to help local graduates understand the role of an approvals engineer, not just in Intertek but also in the global marketplace. The programme covers all areas within the Commercial & Electrical industry, including hazardous locations testing, life safety, fire and security systems and medical equipment. Graduates are continually assessed and provided with professional support throughout the programme.